Transient Emotion, Transient Meal

“I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.” ~ James Stockdale
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I ordered a cup of soup from my favourite restaurant but could not commit to a pick up time. This was more the norm than the exception and I knew even as I hung up the line that no matter how hard I tried, I would probably arrive later rather than sooner.

But it’s great when your chef knows you and knows you well. They made sure my anxiety in being late would be transient by penning a note on my soup cup, which in turn elicited a big smile from me when I finally arrived.  No-one (and they meant no-one) was touching that soup!

Well as you can see, the soup was really really really good … but transient too, because one minute it was there and in a flash it was gone 🙂




Empty cup of soup



It’s the weekend! So what’s on your To Do List?

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And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus …
Colossians 3:17

So glad today is Friday!  Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as I am?  So what are your plans?

  • Are you going to make sure you spend some quality time with your family?
  • Push ahead with some cleaning and laundry and grocery shopping?
  • Catch up on reading a good book or watching a good movie?
  • More importantly, have you scheduled (yes, I said scheduled) an appointment to spend some quiet time with: YOU?
  • All of the above?

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Afternoon on a Hill

Sailing down the west coast
Sailing down the west coast | photo taken from a hill in Barbados | Gale E



Afternoon on a Hill

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing

Under the sun!

I will touch a hundred flowers

And not pick one.

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